Fallen Leaf Lake is a large Alpine Lake surrounded by majestic pines and granite peaks. The weather is typical Sierra Nevada unpredictable, layers are a must. The water is clean and clear the wild life is limited and changes seasonally. The amenities in the small village at the Lake are great! The general store/post office/cafe supplied great food and gifts. The paddling was along a rocky shore with deep shrubs. Powerboats are allowed but after paddling on Tahoe the few we encountered were no problem.
Kayak rentals were available as were limited real estate rentals.
A small access fee was required.
A 2.5 mile drive off of SR89 about 13 miles from stateline.
Southwest of Lake Tahoe. The access road is mostly single lane and is only open during warm dry months....
- Trip Duration: Day Trip
- Sport/Activity: Kayaking
- Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water